Experts Advancing ACGIH

Committees are established by and responsible to the Board of Directors. The activities of each Committee are directed by an individual mission statement. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors; any ACGIH member interested in volunteering for possible appointment may do so by writing to the Chair of ACGIH in care of the Headquarters Office (3640 Park 42 Drive | Cincinnati, Ohio 45241; phone: 513-742-2020, e-mail:

Committee members are not authorized to speak with stakeholders or distribute information about TLVs, BEIs, and other ACGIH guidelines that are under development. Committee members are not authorized to speak as representatives of ACGIH about ACGIH and/or the TLVs, BEIs, and other ACGIH guidelines at scientific meetings, symposia, etc. without consent from ACGIH. (Click here to view the ACGIH Public Affairs and Communications Policy and the ACGIH Information Release Policy.)

This Committee strengthens the profession by strengthening the relationship between the two groups (ACGIH and AIHA); seeks out areas where collaboration would be cost-effective; selects projects which would compliment both organizations; and recognizes the equal, but different, core missions of the two organizations.

Current members of ACGIH-AIHA-JOEH Interaction Committee:

Position Name
AIHA President
J. Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
JOEH President
William A. Groves, PhD, MPH, CIH, CSP
ACGIH Third-Year Representative
Thomas J. Lentz, PhD
ACGIH Board Chair
COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
AIHA President-Elect
John Mulhausen, PhD, CIH, CSP
AIHA Past President
Kathleen S. Murphy, CIH
ACGIH Treasurer
Nancy E. Wilk, HBSc, MHSc, CIH
Ex Officio
ACGIH Interim Executive Director
Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP
Ex Officio
AIHA Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence D. Sloan, CAE

To assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities as they relate to the financial reporting process, internal controls, and the annual audit. The Committee will maintain an effective working relationship with the Board of Directors, ACGIH® management, and the organization’s independent external auditors. The Committee shall prepare and submit to the Board of Directors each year an annual budget. The Committee shall have supervision over investing and reinvesting ACGIH® funds. The Committee shall meet at least once annually.

Current members of Audit & Finance Committee:


Position Name
Chair COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
Member Jack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH
Member Lilia Chen, CIH, MS
Member Stephanie Lynch PhD, CSP, COHC
Executive Director Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP

To select an individual(s), a group(s), or both to be given an award for outstanding contributions to occupational and environmental hygiene. Current members are:

Position Name
Chair Lilia Chen, CIH, MS
Member Thomas J. Lentz, PhD
Member Ted Zellers, PhD
Member John McKernan, ScD, CIH
Member Andrew Keebaugh, PhD
Staff Liaison Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP

To compile and disseminate information on biologically derived contaminants that may become airborne, to develop recommendations for assessment, control, remediation, and prevention of such hazards, and to establish criteria for bioaerosol exposure limits. Current members are:

Position Name
Chair John P. Springston, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Vice Chair Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA
Member Ginger L. Chew, ScD, MSPH
Member Ushang Desai, PhD
Member J. David Krause, PhD, MSPH, CIH
Member Francis J. Offermann, PE, CIH
Member James A. Scott, PhD
Board Liaison  John McKernan, ScD, CIH
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle

To develop occupational biological exposure guidelines that are scientifically valid and supported by professional judgment, up-to-date, well-documented, understandable and clear, and produced by a clearly-defined process that is balanced and free of conflict of interest. Current members are:

Position Name
Chair Nancy B. Hopf, PhD
Vice Chair Lee M. Blum, PhD, F-ABFT
Member Michael Bader, Dr. rer. nat.
Member Jean Grassman, PhD, MS, CPH
Member Kate Jones, MS
Member Heiko U. Käfferlein, PhD
Member Larry Lowry, PhD
Member Leena A. Nylander-French, PhD, CIH
Board Liaison Neil J. Zimmerman, PhD, PE, CIH, FAIHA
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle

To provide a safe and healthful environment by integrating state-of-the-art information from government and industry sources, using them to develop and recommend ventilation and other engineering controls to capture, collect, filter, and remove airborne contaminants from the workplace.

Current members of Industrial Ventilation Committee:

Position Name
Chair Robert Shearer
Vice Chair James S. Bennett, PhD
Member Sergio A. Caporali Filho, PhD, CSP, CIH
Member Matt Diestler, EIT
Member George R. Gruetzmacher, PhD, PE, CIH
Member Christopher P. Manning, PhD
Member Dale Price
Member Rafael Sartim, PhD
Member Jennifer L. Topmiller, MS
Board Liaison Stephanie Lynch PhD, CSP, COHC
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle

In 1995, the Boards of AAIH, ABIH, ACGIH®, and AIHA adopted a joint Code of Ethics to which members of these organizations shall conform, and to which every applicant attests by signing his or her membership application.

The Ethics Education Committee is simply that — an educational resource. The group is not an enforcement group or resolution board, but serves the membership by bringing to its attention ethical dilemmas facing the IH, and can serve as a sounding board for challenges facing the professional. In all cases, the Committee is guided by the canons of ethics

Current members of Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee (JIHEEC):

Position Name
Chair Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP
Immediate Past Chair John Nicholas Rice, CIH
Member Glenn J. Barbi, CIH
Member Michael R. Cooper, CIH, CSP, MPH
Member Pamela L. Greenley, CIH
Member Bruce E. Lippy, PhD, CIH, CSP
Member Nancy Manning McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM
Member J. Torey Nalbone, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Member Steven Rucker, CIH, CHMM
Staff Liaison Vicky Yobp, CAE

Select a list of nominees for Board Directors and Nominating Committee for the annual election.

Current members of Nominating Committee:

Thomas Peters, PhD, CIH
Edward (Ted) Zellers, PhD
Pam Susi, MSPH, CIH
Cynthia Cooper, CIH
Beth Angus, MPH, CIH
Seth Ebersviller, PhD, CIH

Staff Liaison: Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP

To recommend airborne concentrations of agents and exposure conditions for use in the practice of industrial hygiene and by other qualified professionals to protect worker health.

Current members of Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances Committee:

Position Name
Chair Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH
Vice Chair Michael DeLorme, PhD
PIC Chair Alison Elder, PhD
PIC Vice Chair Hugh William Davies, PhD, CIH
HOC Chair Jeremy R. Beach, MD
HOC Vice Chair Deborah Glass, PhD, MA, MSc
MISCO Chair Gerald L. Kennedy, Jr.
MISCO Vice Chair Dennis M. Casserly, PhD, CIH
Chemical Selection Chair Edward V. Sargent, PhD, MPH, DABT
Notations Chair Michael DeLorme
BEI Liaison Bruce D. Naumann, PhD, DABT
Member Marcy I. Banton, DVM, PhD, DABVT
Member William S. Beckett, MD, MPH
Member Laura Deakin, PhD, MPH
Member Ian A. Greaves, MD
Member Andrew Kleebaugh, PhD
Member Michael T. Kleinman, PhD
Member Mark Korchinski, MSc, DABT, ERT
Member John Murphy, BSc, MHSc, MBA, PhD, ROH, CIH, MACE
Member Candace Su-Jung Tsai, ScD, CIH
Member James Wagner, PhD
Board Liaison Pam Susi, MSPH, CIH
Staff Liaison Skye Bickett, DHSc, MLIS

To develop occupational exposure guidelines for physical agents, including those of an acoustic, electromagnetic, radiological, ergonomic, mechanical, and thermal nature.

Current members of Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents Committee:

Position Name
Chair Richard L. Neitzel, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Vice Chair (vacant)
Member Karl Friedl, PhD
Member Laurel Kincl, PhD, CSP
Member Bernard Martin, PhD
Member David M. Rempel, MD, MPH, CPE
Member Michael Schmoldt, CIH, PE, CHMM, MS, MPH, MBA
Member Suzanne D. Smith, PhD
Member June T. Spector, MD, MPH
Board Liaison Neil J. Zimmerman, PhD
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle